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and u.s. technology giants have been fighting each other in the courts over technology for smartphones and other mobile devices. the people at samsung say they added iphone 5, apple's iphone 5 to a patent infringement lawsuit. samsung alleges the latest smartphone violates eight of its patents. the claim targets technologies for displays data and storing photos. lawyers for samsung say they will exclude patents on the high speed wireless communications protocol known as lte. samsung has an edge in this technology. samsung received a green light from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device the galaxy 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales. it lifted the injunction after a separate lawsuit in august found this particular tablet did not infringe on apple patents. >>> in other news ahmadinejad blamed the enemies of iran for the fall of its currency. u.s. and european leaders imposed sanctions in july to encourage them to abandon the nuclear missions. >> translator: sanctions are used as a ps
building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has condemned syria for the shelling of the turkish town. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton said the u.s. government is consulting with turkey over what she called a very dangerous situation. turkey is a nato ally of the u.s. she called on responsible nations worldwide to push the syrian government into a cease-fire and political transition of power. >>> emergency workers in syria are doing what they can to hp the wound aftern attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air stri
cross over to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. we had the improved u.s. jobs data on friday. with the imf meetings this week a lot of focus on global growth. how are stocks kicking off? >> playing a bit of catchup today. tokyo markets were closed on monday for a public holiday. we did have the u.s. jobs data for september coming out on friday dipping below that key 8% level for the first time in four years. that will be resonating in the financial markets. we'll see how that affects the markets here. we're going to be focusing on the imf and world bank meetings as they convene in tokyo. we'll have full coverage of that as you mention. let's have a look at the opening levels for this tuesday and both indexes trading in the negative there. 8,811 for the nikkei and 733 for the topix. concerns over slow growth in china as well as cent tensions between japan and china has meant a renewed focused. car makers have suffered sales of more than 60% year on year for september in china. a big focus there and we'll keep track of that. in cotokyo there's a big focus japanese yen. it's sti
. both firmsre providers for apple's iphone and they both use a high speed wireless communication protocol called long term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in soft bank's decision in acquiring sprint nextel. they are hoping to vastly expand their network and customer base in the united states where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful the deal would lead to the creation of a te telecommunications wh more than 19 millionsubscrers. >>> u.s. markets ended lower dragged down by lackluster earning reports. the dow jones extended its losing streak to four days. this is the lowest closing since september 11. we go to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us? >> good morning. following the slight losses that we saw in new york we got to keep track of the tex sector following advance micro devices that cut its forecast. it fell nearly 9%. intel also fell. we're going to keep track of latest stocks here. let's have a look at the opening levels for the nikkei and the topix. 8,590 up for the nikkei. the negative playinghroughhe
computers in mind. new pc models will have screens that can be separated from their keyboard and used as tablet devices. they hope the launch of windows 8 will boost sales. >>> syrian military commanders say they will abide by a cease-fire during a muslim holiday over the weekend. they accepted a truce proposed by the united nations. governments in opposition forces have showed little sign of letting up in their fighting and the cease-fire could be tested on several fronts. syrian's army command said it will respect the cease-fire. the truce will run from friday through monday. the military statement says army commanders reserve the right to retaliate against rebel attacks. the head of the opposition forces military council said they agreed to the cease-fire. the two sides kept up the fight in several places ahead of the truce. government forces are reported to have sent in reenforcements. neither sides respected a cease-fire in april. the spokesperson said they welcomed the cease-fire and urged both sides to adhere to it. >> obviously the world is now watching to see what will happen
is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us at the o n open? >> reporter: consumer price index for december was down 0.1%. is marks the fifth straight months of declines for cpi. let's go to the opening level heers f here for this friday morning. getting a bit of ground back the nikkei rebounded strongly yesterday surging to a one-month high. question may get some carryover momentum from the u.s. later in the session. for now just dipping in the negative. we did have some data from long lasting goods in the u.s. which did surge by almost 10% in september. right after the bell on thursday we had earnings from apple and although it posted a record profit with net profit up 24% from the same quarter last year, the results did fall short of some expectations. we did see apple shares trading lower. we're going to keep track of apple related shares. a lot of component makers in japan which go into a lot of products such as the iphone as well as the ipad range. >> also a lot of focus on the yen especially ahead of the boy meeting. where do we stand? >> reporter: let's have a look at t
their decision. opposition commanders harbor their own suspicions. they suspect government forces would use a pause in the fighting to rebuild their strength. >> u.n. officials say they may send peacekeepers into syria if government and opposition forces respect the truce. >>> the united nations has welcomed brahimi's initiative calling ate first step toward a sustainable end to all violence. the council healed a closed-door video conference from brahimi. he reported the latest developments to council members. security council president rosenthal read out a statement urging all parties to support the cee-fi. >> the members of the security council called upon all parties, in particular on the government of the syrian arab republic as the stronger party, to respond positively to the initiative of the joint special representative. >> council members urged the syrian government to allow aid workers immediate and unimpeded access to those in need of help. >>> the government of sudan is blaming israel for an attack on an arms factory in the capital khartoum. it has threatened to retaliate. the fa
>> welcome back to "newsline" in tokyo. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, have sparred on stage for the second time. they battled over economics in a televised debate three weeks before election day. the debate took place a a university in new york. more than 80 undecided voters asked the questions. obama took a more aggressive approach than the first bank. >> governor romney has a one point plan. make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. that's what has been squeezing middle class families. we have fought back for four years to get out of that mess. >> romney accused obama of failing to live up to his promises. he claimed the president's policies have doubled the fiscal deficit. >> i was someone who ran businesses for 25 years and balanced a budget. i ran the state of massachusetts as a gompbor to the extent any governor does and balanced the budget all four years. we have four consecutive years where he said he would cut the deficit in half. instead he has doubled it. >> romney put in another controlled performance an
. no financial decision is expected to be made at this summit. >> checking in on the markets. u.s. stock prices closed yesterday as mixed corporate earnings. for more details let's going to ching lee. can you tell us more about the volatilities in the market. >> reporter: u.s. markets took a hit. the results which were released prematurely by mistake showed a sharp drop in profits. let's take a look at how it's moving markets in tokyo this friday morning. both the nikkei and the topix down. t the nikkei managed to close at a three-week high yesterday. today we're expecting china's flash business sentiment. also we'll be tracking the reaction of high-tech stocks and the reaction to the poor earnings results. ramin. >> there's a lot of speculation right now in the markets about what it's going to result from the ongoing eu summit. any progress on that? >> reporter: we can expect some heated debates between germany and france and over how a single supervisory body should go on. there's the issue of whether the euro zone should be put under central control. some heated debate there. one headline th
. they say walker admitted to the accusation and browning denied he was involved. they are based at the u.s. naval air station ft. worth in texas. they say they were sent to the air base to transport supplies. investigators say the men were drinking before the attack. >> >> translator: this tramples on women's human rates and we will not tolerate this crime. >> since 1973 they are dealt with cases in which u.s. servicemen were arrested on charges of assaulting women. the rape in 1995 of a 12-year-old girl sparked mass protests. the government says they will launch protests with the u.s. and the japanese governments. >>> governor plans to visit the foreign and defense ministries and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. he says this is a serious and unforgivable matter and will urge u.s. officials to lead a thorough strengthening of discipline. they say japanese leaders will make their own interventions with u.s. officials. >> translator: this never should have happened. strengthening discipline and trying to prevent a recurrence are not enough. we need to think about more fundamental measures. >> gemb
with the european union. rahim mellegard joins us from the business desk. good morning. so more belt-tightening spending cuts. one starts to wonder when the greeks will get their house in order. >> exactly, catherine. and market investors have been looking at greece for a very long time now. really, they want to see if this plan is actually going to play out properly through the markets. greece is set to agree -- with its international creditors on tougher austerity measures as well as reforms. the deal is going to unlock fresh aid for the debt-ridden nation. representatives from the international monetary fund, european commission, as well as the european central bank released a statement on wednesday after meeting greek officials. the statement said all sides are poised to agree on an austerity package that's worth 13 billion euros or $17 billion to meet the terms of greece's bailout. now the creditors say working level talks with greece will be wrapped up within a few days. that's after both sides finalize labor market reforms, as well as other outstanding issues. a decision on an
. >> the commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement o >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i iedte issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> theieutenangeneral salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will applto all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. e cionolwsherrtsearlier this we navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being ld at the japanese prosecutor's office in the capital. iantoernay apologize for the grief and trauma the victim has endured and the anger it has caused among the people in okinawa. >> american servicemen have been involved in more than 120 sexual assault cases in okinawaince 1972 when the u.s. government returned the island chain back to japanese control. it was an incident in 1995 that most shocked and enraged people in okinawa. three u.s. marines raped a 12-year-old girl. the case prompt mass demonstrations. and it brought the u.s./japan security treaty close to the breaking point. the governor of okinawa
commissioner and members of the staff to the site. the official used the plant's emergency response center to communicate by video linked with the agency's headquarters in tokyo. they rehearsed measures to evacuate the village and ensure the safety of its residents. >>> turkish commanders are mobilizing armored vehicles along the border with syria. they have been increasing their security since a syrian mortar attack on a border town. the turkish government's action follows a second straight of artillery strikes by its military. those forces were retaliating for a syrian mortar attack on on wednesday on the town of akcakale. the border attacks killed five civilians including a woman and her three children. prime minister recep tayyip erdogan says turkey would never want to start a war, but he said nobody should test turkey's determination to protect their borders. the united nations security council has expressed concern about the situation along the border. it issued a statement denouncing the mortar attack. >> the members of the security council condemn in the strongest terms the shellin
from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pullout of the soldiers. but the meeting confirms there would be no changes to the withdrawal plan. nato ministers insisted that afghan military and police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agreed to drop plans to train afghan troops and police to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary-general anders flores mussen insists it's based on assessment of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because isaf partners rushed for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. >> but relations between na nato-led forces and afghanistan have been strained by insider attacks. afghan military and police or people wearing afghan uniforms have killed more than 50 foreign soldiers this year. >>> people in north korea are marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of their ruling workers party. it's the first time the reclusive nation's leader kim jong-un has overseen the celebrations. workers lined up on the a hill in pyongyang to off
criticize us saying we're not doing anything so we decided to put out garbage bins. >> reporter: his group also patrol the street to see that garbage is being collected properly. a phone call to the garbage disposal company was all it took for trash to disappear. when he begins to defend morsi people quickly voice their frustration. morsi's 100 day in office people said he was performing far below their expectations in all categories except garbage disposal. hope seems to be on the rise. >> translator: when he was in power young people got jobs or got married. now people have begun thinking about how they can make egypt a better country. >> reporter: the morsi meter is making people believe that keeping a close eye on the government will make it more accountable and that could help the country in the right direction. >>> central bank officials in japan are putting their heads together to consider ways to prop up the economy. what's the story? >> looks like people at the bank of japan are feeling more pressure. this is partly due to government officials trying to come up with measures to pr
monetary stus a stance the u.s. economy has continued to exndt a mere ce thfe announced its decision on wednesday after a o-yli mtif open market committee. it says household sndg s adnc a b me qck whe e hsi sector has shown some further signs of imoven toonnu stimulating the economy the fed says it ll ke i kntesrate at near zero at least through the middle of 20.e s. ctr bks supporting economic growth easi it introduced last month. that easing in the fm o ntuiura mortgage-backed securities is supping a huge amou of funds to the market. >>> and isimohen e markets. u.s. stock prices ended in the negative flowing a fedolicy meeting. and more lacklusterarng reports. the dow jones industrial average ended down .2% at 13,077. and t s h sck he paar openingh we go to ramin mlerdthe tokyo stock exchange. especially a japan kicked off with its enings season from this week as well. whatanouel? >>extl th'soing to be a big focus here. indeed, as if u.s. earnings weren't enough of a drag o ovalseimt, we're going to get a slew of corporate earnings from japan as well. and really that's kept invest
mode instructions. obama some times had trouble getting a word in. many u.s. media analysts say romney had a belttter performan. the candidates have two more debates they have five weeks to win over undecided voters. turkish forces have fired artillery shells across the border into syria. they're retaliating for syrian mortars that landed in southern turkey. it killed five people including a woman and her three children. the mortar landed in the turkish town of akcakale. they have warned of prompt action if their security was threatened again. turkey has provided support for the opposition free syrian army and the turkish military has been building up tanks. turkey has provided support for the opposition for syrian army and turkish military commanders have been building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. >>> u.s. secretary of hillary clinton has condemned syria for its part in the exchange of fire. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton says u.s. government officials are consulting with their allies in turkey over what sh
is there and will be there all week. i was hoping you could break this down for us. what's going on there? >> reporter: there's lots going on. already been a very full morning. lots of people here. we have finance ministers, central bank governors and other officials from 188 member nations all here now to really, you know, try to agree on how to deal with the problems that they share. and as you point out, they do have quite a few of them. of course, we've got the debt crisis in europe. but also another factor is the slowing growth in china. also, political problems on the horizon in the united states as well as other places. now, the economists from the imf have answered some of our questions with their world economic outlook. we'll have the details of that coming up in just a few minutes. now, also finance ministers and central bankers from the group of 7 nations will be meeting to discuss the challenges that they share. organizers have scheduled somewhere around 200 seminars as well as other events to discuss finance, poverty, as well as a whole host of other challenges. we've got even an example from ri
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." economists at the international monetary fund have said the risk of a slowdown are alarmingly high. they released their latest report to coincide with the imf and world bank meetings and the economists say they're concerned japanese banks are so heavily vested in government bonds. the report says japanese government bonds account for 24% of assets of banks in japan. the institutions could suffer heavy losses if bond prices plummet. banks around the world see japanese and u.s. government bonds as safer assets in the face of the prolonged credit crisis in europe. they snapped up japanese bonds, causing the yen to spike to record levels. imf economists note japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the n
stopping business, travel and the presidential election campaign. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm that's headed their way. weather experts have downgraded hurricane sandy to a post tropical cycne but it' inging high winds and pelting rain to people up and down the coast. two people are missing after a ship soff of north carolina. several municipalities have declared a state of emergency. the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across ne jersey over thxt several hours. electricity.0 houses have lost back obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the publicight now islease listen t wt your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have already left. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the wa
about the u.s. foreign policy. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and as a consequence, al qaeda's core leadership has been decimated. in addition, we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. >> what's been happening over the last couple of years is as we've watched this tumult in the middle east, rising tide of chaos occur, you see al qaeda, rushing in, you see other jihadist groups rushing in. they're throughout many nations in the middle east. they argued over policy in libya, syria and iran and romney criticized obama's foreign policy as a failure and said the u.s. should take a leading roll. a cnn poll taken after the debate, suggests 48% of respondents believed obama won, 40% said romney did. the united nations peacekeeping chief says the u.n. is making plans to send peacekeepers to syria. the blue helmets would only move in if the government and opposition force as greed s agr cease-fire. he said first u.n. leaders are fo
're hashing out possible solutions to a myriad of problems. our reporter is there with us again today. it looks a bit busier than what we've seen in the past few days. >> that's right. you can hear more of a buzz rising up from the meetings down below me. bumping into more people in the hallways as well. the lineups for all the information we're gathering here just a bit longer, not to mention the longer lines really getting through security today. the delegates to these meetings have been up in northeastern japan. they were talk about and visiting areas affected by the disaster last year. now they're back and refocused on the problems that they share. >> so what are they saying? >> really the head of the imf today drawing an analogy between the recovery from the disaster and the recovery from the global economic downturn. christine legard talked about the resilience of the japanese people. she's calling for that same type of drive from the world's financial leaders. . >> we expect action and courage os and cooperative action on the part of our members. >> she repeated her view that t
>>> hitting the battleground. >> hello, florida. u.s. president barack obama visits swing states and tries to win over voters who can make a difference. the u.s. president and the man that wants that job are back on the campaign trail after the last debate. barack obama and mitt romney are traveling through several states that could determine the election two weeks from now. they're both trying to do the same thing, win over undecided voters. president obama spoke to his supporters in florida, one of the key battleground states. he said romney had changed his stance on several issues monday during the debate on foreign policy. obama reused the term he coined for flip-flops, romnesia. >> there is no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. the person who leads this country, you've got to have some confidence then he or she means what he or she says. >> romney spoke at a rally in henderson, nevada. he said obama is resorting to attacks in the absence of new ideas of his own. romney said he can stand criticisms for obama f two weeks. he says he can't stand four more
using ips cells. if the eggs were fertilized by the sperm, in theory it could be possible to artificially create a human being. the japanese education minister allows researchers to create ova and sperm using ips cells. but it bans fertilization of these cells. >> those research pose serious ethical questions as well there? >> yes, let's listen to how bioethics expert views this issue. >> researchers have so far refrained from fertilizing ips cells because such an act would be problematic. an increasing number of, obstetricians, treating couples are raising questions about the ban. demanding the latest technology be made available to treat their patients. the line should be drawn to clarify to what extent the latest technology can be used to treat infertility. >> i think the debate should start as soon as possible in view of the rapid progress into being made into ips cell research. the issue does not only concern scientist thousands, i think everyone in japan must be involved in effort to find the right direction by carefully weighing the merits and demerits. >> right. th
estimates obama is likely to win 217 of them, romney 191. >>> u.s. voters seem buried under massive amounts of information and claims made by the presidential candidates. many vers can't ll whether the information is accurate or even true. nhk world's susumu kojima reports. >> in the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. >> so how much did you cut them? >> not true. >> reporter: in the presidential debates and tv ads, both candidates have bolstered their arguments with a lot of facts. often one candidate refutes the other's information. many voters don't know who or what to believe. >> it's hard to tell a lot of times whether what they're saying is actually true. >> i think it's important in any democracy to have some way to objectively check the claims that politicians sometimes make. >> reporter: now the public is getting help from fact checkers. these experts and journalists check the accuracy of the candidates' facts and make the findings public. >> over the last 30 months, we have seen 5 million jobs in th
>>> voter in chief. >> i can't tell you who i voted for. >> the u.s. president casts his ballot 12 days before most americans go to the polls. barack obama has served as an example in his campaign's effort to get out the vote. the president stopped at a polling station in his home in chicago. campaign strategists for barack obama and mitt romney say early voting could be' decisive factor in the election. obama became the first president to vote early. he urged his supporters to exercise their rights before election day november 6th. obama made the same pitch in the 2008 election. votes cast early accounted for 30% of the total. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to figure out whether you need to take time off work and figure out how to pick up the kids. >> experts say the share of early votes this time could reach 35%. the figure could exceed 60% in swing states such as colorado and florida. obama visited six battleground states during a swing to win over undecided voter. he slept on air force one to save time. the president spoke
in the field. they use multipurpose stem cell and then use mice. researchers take the cells of female mice to generate induce potent stem cells or ips cells. they apply protein to develop germ cells. the researchers transplanted the cells into ovaries. they generated in producing reproductive cells or ova. they place the fertilized egg in female mice. then the miece did what the tea hope for. they gave birth to normal offspring. >> research on chromosones will help achievement. >> this group generated last year in generating male sperm. he says they need to consider the ethics of creating life. >>> pan's marite se-defense force has spotted a chinese naval fleet traveling in international waters. it's the first chinese fleet seen in the area since japan nationalized three of the islands last month. the japan's defense ministry announced that seven vessels navigated on thursday evening. they were heading toward the pacific when spotted. the chinese fleet made up of tw destroyers, a supply ship and two submarine rescue ships. the region is more than 200 kilometers east of the islands. three
nervous about disclosing the results of their research. >>> u.s. president barack obama and republican challenger mitt romney are warning up for their last debate. they'll go head to head in florida two weeks before the presidential election. obama and romney will debate foreign policy. they are expected to argue over the nuclear program in iran and the civil war in syria. romney has criticized obama for the killings last month in libya. romney may attack the president for his efforts toward more cooperation with the islamic world. they are also expected to argue over diplacy with china. they're running even in several opinion polls. >>> the conflict in syrian is destabilizing the situation in neighboring countries. clashes in beirut and other parts of the nation have led to the death of one person and wounded dozens of others. sympathizers have clashed with security forces in central beirut. fighting broke out on sunday and monday in northern lebanon between groups that support and oppose the government. local media reported exchanges of fire involving automatic weapons and motors. th
>>> the u.s. defense department is drawing up new issues. the move follows at rest of two u.s. navy sailors in southern japan. suspected of raping a woman. a pentagon statement expressed deep regret for the grief and trauma the assault victim may have endured. the statement says the department will soon announce measures to demonstrate good relations with the communities that host its forces. >>> european leaders have seen banks crumble one after another. they have seen a single supervisor ein countries that t the euro. the leader of the european union agreed to phase in a banking union next year. to achieve that they want to complete a legislative framework by the end of this year. a supervisor would oversee commercial bank as cros across o zone. >> the main priority was progress on the banking union. we also saw to clarify new concepts and to test the degree of support for various ideas in view of reaching conclusions in december. the leaders hope an integrated system will break a cycling of poor bank management and national budget problems. they also got an update on effort by greek lead
possible for us. >> reporter: officials of the north are proposing a joint project to study the remains. the north hopes for economic cooperation from japan as compensation for its colonial rule. they expect more japanese to visit the burial sites. japan puts more emphasis on the abduction of the japanese. >>> western leaders are seeing against their sanctions against iran are working. u.s. and european officials organize an oil embargo to encourage the them to abandon their ambitions. >> reporter: it dropped below 35,000 against the dollar for the first time since islamic revolution of 1979. the currency has fallen nearly 20% against the dollar in one week. it's 70% down year on year. exchange markets in tehran has been busy selling dollars or euros. people are complaining of high unemployment and expressing worries about the future. >> translator: this is a disaster. as the dollar goes up it brings inflation and makes our daily essentials more expresencive. >> translator: i lost my job with the food company and i'm jobless now. >> reporter: iranian president has faced questions in par
assembly. north korea's vice foreign minister use aid podium at the united nations to announce a change of course. he said his country wants to build relations with other countries. he said the united states should change what it called its hostile stance. >>> the door has opened to a new era. we will forgery lags relationse friendly with us, without being bound by the past. >> north korean officials failed in launching a satellite carrying rocket. trying to test ballistic missile technology. pak accused the u.s. of forcing the council of the launch. and he accused south korean president of causing interkorean relations to hit rock bottom. some people from japan are an emotional and spiritual journey in north korea. paying their respects to relatives they lost at the end of world war ii. fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, who died and were buried far from home. nhk world reports from pyongyang. >> reporter: parents or siblings of the group's members died of illness or hunger while interned by the soviet military. it occupied what is now north korea right after the war. the grou
-year-old entered the u.s. in january. the fbi found out the man was targeting new york's financial district. federal agents involved in the sting gave him 450 kilograms of fake explosives. investigators watched as the man parked a vehicle loaded with a marked bomb near the bank. he tried to detonate it using the mobile phone. federal prosecutors have charged the man with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. >>> the european union's health and consumer policy commissioner has resigned over its scandal. the scandal broke out just after the european union was awarded the nobel peace prize last week. the anti-fraud office said john dalai knew of, but tolerated an attempt between a businessman to use his connection with the prime minister. he has been engaged in drafting new legislation on regulating smokeless tobacco. he denies any wrongdoing, but resigned from the post after the ant anti-fraud office reported to the european commission on tuesday. the european union explained that the scandal will have no impact on its policy making process. its reportedly the first time in
is also to prohibit member nations from shipping uranium and steel to iran as the country could use the material to build nuclear bombs. >> we have always said sanctions are not in end in themselves but are there to apply pressure on the iranian authorities to meet their international obligations and commitments. they are not aimed at the iranian people. >> reporter: the eu's latest move is an apparent attempt to gain concessions from iran regarding its nuclear ambitions. takashi ichinose, nhk world. >>> iran's supreme leader says the latest measures are nothing new. ayatollah ali khamenei is calling for a national show of defiance. khamenei said enemies of iran are attempting to divide the country. he called on the iranian people to unite. the economic penalties by the eu and the u.s. have caused the value of the currency, the riyal, to plummet. thousands of people took to the streets of tehran two weeks ago in protest. a spokesperson from iran's petroleum ministry said earlier this month a natural gas embargo would have no effect as the country doesn't export it to the eu. iran ha
have confirmed. >>> sales clerks across the u.s. have been ringing up more customers at the check out counter. what are we seeing here? >> looks like more americans are loosening up their pursestrings and opening up their wallets because u.s. shoppers were busy again in september pushing retail sales higher for the third straight month. commerce department officials said on monday retail sales reached $412.9 billion last month. that's up 1.1% from august and better than market forecasts of around .7%. sales at department stores fell by two-tenths of a percent but most other retailers saw increases. electronics and home appliances rose 4.5% while gasoline sales were up 2.5%. autos were up over 1%. continued improvement comes after the nation's jobless rate fell below 8% in september for the first time in three years and eight months. market analysts are turning their attention to july to september p figures. they wan to see if the economy can stay on the recovery track. u.s. markets ended higher largely on the back of improvements in the banking sector and economic data. see how all th
. but we are seeing, economies of europe and the u.s. starting to really stagnate. we are seeing a slowdown in china. and india. wondering how much can asia continue to support growth? >> as we see,isha^ kra asia re leader. we expect asia to grow 5.5% this year, rising to 6 poe% this yea above global growth. i would say, you will see demand pick up in asia and keep growing -- growth active and robust. >> speaking of domestic demand, how much will that be able to really shield asian countries, do you think from the global slowdown we are seeing. what do policy makers need to do to ensure that domestic demand continues? >> this is a very important issue. they're dealing with this, two ways to handle this. there is ram oom to build new stimulus on the fiscal side. for many countries, inflation is back in the comfort zone. and for national conditions a. accomodated. looking ahead -- asia is looking to rebalance. and raise domestic demand in different ways. between china and other countries in asia. >> so far there really hasn't been a whole lot of focus on fiscal consolidationof asian countrie
point $329 lower than previous versions. apple pla to release the new device in the u.s., europe, and japan on friday next week. >> we told you earlier this year that you would see some incredible innovation. >> apple now enjoys aeay 70% share in a global market it created with introduction of the ipad two years ago. th firm's latt co-founder, steve jobs, had expressed reservation about developing a smaller ipad. he was concerned demand would be low. apple executives went ahead with the smaller device citing stiff competition from its rivals. google and a.m. zob started with smaller tablets less than the full size ipad and those sales are trending upward. microsoft is set to enter the tablet market with its own model this friday. the product comes with a cover that doubles as a keyboard. industry watchers say apple executives are feeling the heat as competitors introduced unique tablets with features the ipad was lacking. >> i mean, it will certainly expand apple's market, but i think the smaller form factor, if it is a cheaper price, that will get a lot of people who had not pur
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